Hajar Alias is currently a Senior Lecturer at University Technology Malaysia.She received her Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Rochester, USA in 1994. She then continued her studies at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and received her PhD in 2007. Her doctoral research was on nano materials and synthesis of nano fluids for heat transfer application. Her current research work includes nano materials synthesis and characterization, nanofluids application and catalysis. She has published numerous articles in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. She is an associate member of Icheme UK.